Wonder Wanderings 1: DNA

Wonder Wanderings is a weekly blog series at Melody+Theology, where I point out fascinating things I’ve come across in my reading wanderings. These amazing things show us an amazing God and yet another reason to marvel at His power and creativity.


DNA is source code for the most complex machine in the known universe. Each chromosome contains a staggering amount of information, and the interaction between DNA and the cell machinery around it is incredibly complicated, with countless moving parts and Mousetrap-style feedback loops. Even calling DNA ‘source code’ sells it short–compared to DNA, our most complex programming projects are like pocket calculators.

— Randall Munroe, What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, 164.


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